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Listening to music in ‘8D audio’ is blowing people’s minds

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8D audio makes it sound like the music is all around you (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

There’s a new type of music doing the rounds that’s changing the way people listen to sound.

For the first time you listen with your brain, not your ears.

Ok, that’s probably overhyping it a bit but it’s akin to watching a 3D movie versus the regular flat version. The use of ‘8D audio’ makes it sound like the music is surrounding you and moving around your head rather than just being piped directly into your ears.

Some say it’s like being at a concert with the noise being projected around the space.

A WhatsApp message containing some 8D audio is currently being shared around and helping people to discover some new technology while locked down in coronavirus-induced quarantine.

The message reads: It is the new music of the Pentatonix, composed with 8D technology. Listen to it only with headphones. It will be the first time that you will listen to that song with your brain and not with your ears. You will feel the music from outside and not from the headphones. Feel the effects of this new technology.

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It’s accompanied by an audio file that you can play – although you need to do so wearing headphones for the full effect.

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If you want more, then get yourself over to YouTube pronto as 8D is carving out a bit of a niche for itself in the same fashion as ASMR.

As for the technology involved in creating the sound, well, we’re going to have to break it to you that there isn’t an eighth dimension when it comes to audio production. It’s actually a case of editing a stereo track with a special reverb tool that makes it sound like the audio is moving around your head. And the illusion only works when you’re wearing headphones.

You can have a listen for yourself right here:

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What do you think of the effect? Let us know if you’re a fan or not in the comments section below.

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Source: Metro News UK

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